THE SIX FOOT GALLERY INTERVIEW: Stacey Kerr (Saturate Your Mind)

Stacey Kerr is a multi-media artist creating art that highlights feminist issues. Her works are inspired by female experiences and family trauma, using drawing and painting as a medium.

Hi Stacey! How did your artistic journey start?
I have always been drawn to the inherently creative aspects of life. Like many artists, my love for art blossomed in a childhood filled with crayon drawings and imagination. It all began with recreating my favourite anime and cartoon characters, but soon evolved into a journey of digital experimentation and painting. From those experiences, I have brought my love for art with me throughout all stages of my life while I develop my skills and shape my unique personal style.

How has your practice changed over time?
My practice has changed so much from when I first chose to fully pursue art. As someone who thrives on exploration, I’ve delved into countless mediums from painting, to sculpture, to printmaking. However, the challenge for me was not in discovering a medium, but in finding a profound purpose and a compelling reason to create. Now, I draw inspiration from the depths of my own life and experiences from which I have found a new path to carve towards becoming a more passionate artist.

Will your next project be a continuation of your current style or are you experimenting with something different? Can you share a glimpse of your next project?
My next project represents a notable departure from my current style as a painter focused on feminist themes. I’m travelling into the realm of sculpture, drawing inspiration from my childhood memories. This transition allows me to explore new dimensions of expression and storytelling. Although still in the development stages, I’m eager to offer a glimpse into this phase of my artistic practice.

What emotions or reactions do you hope viewers experience when they see your artwork?
When people see my art, I want them to feel deeply moved and connected. I aim to evoke empathy, make them think, and empower them, especially when it comes to feminist topics and themes of family struggles and breaking free. Through my art, I hope to help people understand my complex family dynamics understand my perspective. Most importantly, I want my art to inspire personal growth in everyone who sees it.

What advice would you give to artists who are just starting out?
For artists just starting out, my advice is to be bold and try new things! Experiment with different materials and ideas to find what feels right for you. Look for inspiration everywhere, especially in your own life. you can’t grow as an artist if you don’t let yourself, it’s never too late to start expanding your creativity.

Saturate Your Mind runs at Six Foot Gallery until Thursday 9th May. You can see more of Stacey’s work on her Instagram @lone.syrup_art

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